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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By robertahegy
With squeezing, it is important to have the tool...

With squeezing, it is important to have the tool set correctly, whether it is a pneumatic or hand squeezer. An adjustable set is really important to have because of the many different size and length...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,365
Posted By robertahegy
Touring Lycoming is a Great Experience. Rich and...

Touring Lycoming is a Great Experience. Rich and I toured the plant back in 2003 when we picked up our 0-360-A1A. After the tour, they loaded up our new engine all ready to go. On the way back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,948
Posted By robertahegy
God Speed, Mel!! Hang in there and do keep up...

God Speed, Mel!! Hang in there and do keep up with PT.

Roberta:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By robertahegy
On another note, if you are doing a major panel...

On another note, if you are doing a major panel makeover and replacing steam gages with a glass panel, weigh all the old items and things removed (note the datum as well) and weigh the new items and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By robertahegy
You could use clip nuts instead of riveted nut...

You could use clip nuts instead of riveted nut plates.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/categories/aircraft_parts/ap/menus/ha/nut_clip.html

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,327
Posted By robertahegy
I would be real concerned about that tree line on...

I would be real concerned about that tree line on the south end. Plus the draining appears more on the SW corner, if I have my orientation correct. It looks better to do a 16/34 orientation to me and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,937
Posted By robertahegy
I'd be careful not to get too small of a gap...

I'd be careful not to get too small of a gap between the front top skin and the tipup. The two tend to want to butt edges when opened. Plus you need to allow for paint.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By robertahegy
Looks like some really good piloting to get it...

Looks like some really good piloting to get it down in a clearing and avoid the power lines. God was with them that day. Speedy recovery,

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,086
Posted By robertahegy
Scoop or Snorkel is purely a matter of opinion as...

Scoop or Snorkel is purely a matter of opinion as far as aesthetics. I sort of like the scoop myself. Either way, it is an RV and has to be BEAUTIFUL.

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By robertahegy
Pictures sent. Roberta

Pictures sent.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By robertahegy
Not seeing your message in my PM in basket. Try...

Not seeing your message in my PM in basket. Try sending it again.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By robertahegy
Did the original builder install the canopy...

Did the original builder install the canopy jettison mechanism or just use pins or bolts to hold the canopy hinges? I would think if you can remove the entire canopy and frame, you should be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By robertahegy
I built a 7A tip up which should be the same...

I built a 7A tip up which should be the same construction as the 9(A). There was an option to add stiffeners to the front of the canopy frame. These stiffeners kept the frame from wallowing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By robertahegy
If you are making a frame to stack the equipment...

If you are making a frame to stack the equipment and using the trays supplied with most equipment, I would cut one hole to fit both items. The hole should be cut to allow the equipment to slide in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By robertahegy
I wish Dan could use the system used by Glen L to...

I wish Dan could use the system used by Glen L to post pictures. Requires no host like we need to use now and very easy to upload pics right from your computer or phone. All the pictures I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,595
Posted By robertahegy
Over the years attending EAA Airventure I saw a...

Over the years attending EAA Airventure I saw a lot of homebuilts and RVs that ran from wretched to WONDERFUL. But the day I sat in Van's RV9 was the day I knew I would have to build an RV. The CNC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By robertahegy
You could check with Van's, using the tail kit...

You could check with Van's, using the tail kit number, and see if there are any revisions to the kit and then obtain any revised parts needed. The cost of revised parts combined with the cost of the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-01-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,452
Posted By robertahegy
Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your...

Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your family.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By robertahegy
Praying for you and everyone affected by all this...

Praying for you and everyone affected by all this bad weather and flooding. Stay safe!!

Roberta :(
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By robertahegy
I am assuming you are doing a tip up? I used just...

I am assuming you are doing a tip up? I used just screws with nylock nuts and washers. Screws were tapered head, I think #8. Once shaped, position the aft window and clamp in place. Drill the holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,783
Posted By robertahegy
We've had our Wilson Bi-fold door on our hangar...

We've had our Wilson Bi-fold door on our hangar home for 25 years and is working perfectly. Very sturdy aluminum frame that can be clad in almost...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By robertahegy
You being in CA, Mike Seager would be the likely...

You being in CA, Mike Seager would be the likely choice. I would call him to get a good idea on lead time, based on your completion date. And yes, get significant training prior to transition...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,519
Posted By robertahegy
Mike is the BEST!! Roberta:):):):)

Mike is the BEST!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By robertahegy
Love it!!! Roberta :):):):):):):)

Love it!!!

Roberta :):):):):):):)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By robertahegy
This is why one of the first things Van's...

This is why one of the first things Van's instructs you to do is to fully read and fully understand the plans, construction procedure, and process before even starting any construction. This helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,675
Posted By robertahegy
We insulated and heated our attached hangar at...

We insulated and heated our attached hangar at our airpark home back in 2000. We keep the hangar heated to 45 degrees all winter. The efficient Modine style gas heaters cost very little to heat to 45...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,243
Posted By robertahegy
Your hangar is pretty big. We have an 1800 sq....

Your hangar is pretty big. We have an 1800 sq. ft. hangar attached to our home. I went with a 125K BTU Reznor heater, much like Tooch's. You will need to run electric and gas lines to it and provide ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,471
Posted By robertahegy
I think the Piper Cherokee nosewheel bearing...

I think the Piper Cherokee nosewheel bearing setup is the best design. Uses standard size bearings and an adequate axle. Easy to service, too.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By robertahegy
I did not slot that part because I did not want...

I did not slot that part because I did not want to eject the canopy. I did install the release mechanism to make removing the canopy for maintenance easier. If you do not want the canopy ejection in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,139
Posted By robertahegy
State Farm. They were also great with insuring...

State Farm. They were also great with insuring our amateur built boats. Been with them for many years.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By robertahegy
When I sold my 7A to a gentleman out in...

When I sold my 7A to a gentleman out in Washington State, I recommended he hire Mike Seager. Mike and the new owner flew commercial to Milwaukee, WI, where I picked them up to overnight at our home....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By robertahegy
Back in 2004 we contacted an instructor through...

Back in 2004 we contacted an instructor through the Colorado Pilots Association. The pilot I flew with was a weather briefer at Centennial so we flew out of there. I spent the morning with Bill Dunn ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By robertahegy
I think there is usually a restrictor fitting in...

I think there is usually a restrictor fitting in the oil line to the gage sender. Maybe it got plugged with foreign material preventing pressure from properly ramping up.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By robertahegy
I see that you are the second owner and probably...

I see that you are the second owner and probably not the builder. I assume you are referring to a tip up canopy latch. I never had any issues with the standard Van's design on mine and I drilled a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,962
Posted By robertahegy
I would contact Mike Seager's Wife Georgianna....

I would contact Mike Seager's Wife Georgianna. She makes much of the stuff Van's sells and probably could custom make things for you. I think she is still doing the embroidery and probably can get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By robertahegy
Just pretend you are landing a Longeze. Roberta

Just pretend you are landing a Longeze.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,308
Posted By robertahegy
Not sure, but wouldn't the loose cowl half...

Not sure, but wouldn't the loose cowl half rattling in the breeze influence the accuracy of the balance equipment? Not sure what RPMs the tests are done.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,999
Posted By robertahegy
Interesting this debate is still going on....

Interesting this debate is still going on. Fifteen years ago when I was making the decision on the engine and fuel system for my 7A everyone was worried then that 100LL was on it's way out. If there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,612
Posted By robertahegy
I did not like the vinyl pads on the carpet, so I...

I did not like the vinyl pads on the carpet, so I glued AL plates to the carpet. I turned down the edges with an edging tool and rounded the corners to prevent grabbing my shoes. This worked really...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By robertahegy
Sorry to say this but that plane does not display...

Sorry to say this but that plane does not display any pride in workmanship. NASTY!

Roberta:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By robertahegy
Rich and I ran into Jeff by his Breezy while the...

Rich and I ran into Jeff by his Breezy while the judges we talking with him. It is a very beautiful example of the Breezy and he certainly deserves the award and recognition. We enjoy seeing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,576
Posted By robertahegy
I have to say it is easy to choke on the price of...

I have to say it is easy to choke on the price of the Aviators Club but once you've tried it, you do get spoiled. Breakfast and lunch are included as well as soft drinks and water and ice cream and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By robertahegy
Rich and I flew up there many years ago. Nice...

Rich and I flew up there many years ago. Nice flight and the horse taxi to town and back was fun.

Roberta:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By robertahegy
Way too much fuel pressure. Those 0-320s can run...

Way too much fuel pressure. Those 0-320s can run on gravity feed with less than half a pound pressure. Fuel probably blowing right by the needle and seat.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By robertahegy
Get a piece of 1/4" x 1" angle iron to use as...

Get a piece of 1/4" x 1" angle iron to use as both a back riveting bar and pre-drill it for a guide for your counter sink bit. I set mine up for every other hole and shifted it to do the other holes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,302
Posted By robertahegy
My 7A with 0-360 A1A and Hartzell BA prop was a...

My 7A with 0-360 A1A and Hartzell BA prop was a great combination. Well balanced and smooth as glass out of the box.

Roberta
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,740
Posted By robertahegy
AAHHH!!! Monument Valley. Love it. Goulding's is...

AAHHH!!! Monument Valley. Love it. Goulding's is nice and convenient to the airstrip. The View hotel in the monument is AWESOME. We had a Skysuite there a few years ago.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,377
Posted By robertahegy
I had a Tanis heater on my 7A. I think they are...

I had a Tanis heater on my 7A. I think they are the best way to go. Heats pan and cylinder heads.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,290
Posted By robertahegy
System Three also sells tints for epoxy...

System Three also sells tints for epoxy resins.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By robertahegy
I did a third alternative. Take a hair dryer or...

I did a third alternative. Take a hair dryer or heat gun and warm up the area where the leg is too close. Use a pipe of appropriate diameter and press the area in as you apply heat to invert the edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,787
Posted By robertahegy
I did my transition training with Mike back in...

I did my transition training with Mike back in 2004 just before test piloting my newly built 7A. We used 666 and flew out of Mike's field in Vernonia to other fields in the area. He is Great and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By robertahegy
I had never bucked, driven, or squeezed a rivet...

I had never bucked, driven, or squeezed a rivet before starting my 7A project. I did have good mechanical and electrical skills. I went to an EAA RV assembly weekend seminar to learn the basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,445
Posted By robertahegy
The black hose is for the NACA vents to the vent...

The black hose is for the NACA vents to the vent nozzles in the panel. Use the Orange hose for the heater and alternate air. The orange hose is the correct hose to use in the cowl area, not the black...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,551
Posted By robertahegy
The flour bombs we used were only a few ounces of...

The flour bombs we used were only a few ounces of flour in a lunch paper bag. We tossed them out a vent window and did not have them hanging on the wing of the plane. We could control where we threw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,660
Posted By robertahegy
The Mike Bullock jacks look very nice and much...

The Mike Bullock jacks look very nice and much like the wing jacks I purchased from the Jack House. A chain and a couple cement blocks will hold the tail and up you go. Having wing jacks will make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,551
Posted By robertahegy
I think it is a dumb idea and could be very...

I think it is a dumb idea and could be very dangerous. Sorry for being a party pooper. Flour bombing is one thing. Hanging a 10+ pound pumpkin on a stick on the end of your wingtip is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,680
Posted By robertahegy
Yes, the lines need to go from the reservoir to...

Yes, the lines need to go from the reservoir to the co-pilot top of master cylinders, then co-pilot bottom to pilot top and then pilot bottom to brakes.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,122
Posted By robertahegy
I got my transition training, for my 7A, with...

I got my transition training, for my 7A, with Mike Seager back in 2004 in N666RV. Back then we flew out of Vernonia at the little grass field Mike managed. Interesting approach around a curve into...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By robertahegy
On many straight cuts, I have used a sharp...

On many straight cuts, I have used a sharp utility knife, scribed the cut several times, then a few bends along the scribe line. The pieces will snap apart. Longer pieces will require some guiding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By robertahegy
Our dues are pretty much just what we need to pay...

Our dues are pretty much just what we need to pay insurance and do maintenance. Special assessments are made for bigger projects like tree removal. Everything is voted on by simple majority. Our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,331
Posted By robertahegy
I agree on the longeron yoke. It works in many of...

I agree on the longeron yoke. It works in many of those areas that the regular yokes can't reach. Indispensable even if you have a Quick Build.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,845
Posted By robertahegy
I would contact Bose directly and see what they...

I would contact Bose directly and see what they say. You may have been dealing with just some sales agent at SNF.

Roberta
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